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Gents Silver Longines Wrist Watch, 1924

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: The Vintage Wrist Watch Company

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Description

Gents silver Longines wrist watch, 1924.
The watch has a 15-jewel hand-winding movement, calibre 13.34, which is working nicely. The movement is signed with the Longines name.
The watch measures 35mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the articulated lugs. The Borgel semi-hermetic case is silver and there are hallmarks inside the case back for London (import mark), 1924 together with the initials AB for Arthur Baume, importer of Longines watches to Britain and the British Empire.
Borgel was a very successful inventor and business man, and his company became one of the most important watch case manufacturers of its time. He advertised his screw watch case, such as this example, as "imperméable", which means that he considered his screw case to be waterproof . Early adopters of the Borgel screw case included Longines and IWC. After François Borgel’s death in 1912, the business was carried on by his daughter Louisa. As with any vintage watch, however, we would not recommend that it is treated as still being waterproof or even water protected.
The case is in lovely condition, the only marking is evidence of a thread through strap to the back of the watch.
The lens is in good condition.
The dial, left blank for the retailer to add their details if required, has Breguet style pin-set hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track. There is some damage at number 10 with radiating faint hairline cracks.
A new leather strap has been fitted.
The watch will be sent in a new presentation box.
All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch.
All of our prices include UK and worldwide postage. We are a VAT registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations.
Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the blue 'Buy now with credit card or Paypal' button on each listing page.
Non-UK buyers are welcome but payment can be made by Paypal only.
Please note that we are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


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The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
Worcestershire
United Kingdom
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